Harbhajan fined for swearing at Suman
Feisty Mumbai Indians spinner Harbhajan Singh was on Monday fined USD 15,000 for swearing at Deccan Chargers batsman Tirumalasetti Suman in aftermost night's Indian Premier Alliance bout at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai.
It was in the 11th over of the Deccan Chargers innings aback Suman was bamboozled by a Harbhajan abounding bung aback he lobbed it aback to the off-spinner.
A pumped-up Harbhajan took the bolt to complete the adjournment afore giving a allotment of his apperception to the abandonment batsman to allure trouble.
"Harbhajan pleaded accusable to a Level 1 answerability (Article 2.1.4), which relates to 'excessively aural or alliterative swearing'," the IPL administration said in a statement.
"As a result, Bout Referee Gundappa Viswanath imposed a amends of USD 15,000," the account added.
For Level 1 breaches of the IPL Code of Conduct, the Bout Referee's accommodation is final and binding.
Harbhajan's most recent discretion, however, pales in allegory to his agitated access in the countdown copy of the IPL aback he had slapped Kings XI Punjab pacer S Sreesanth to acquire accomplished and ban from the butt of the Twenty20 league.
The accomplished notwithstanding, it was a memorable airing for Harbhajan who accursed an 18-ball 49 and again alternate to affirmation three for 31.
His all-round achievement was abundant to win the Man of the Bout award
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